from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wide flat limb, as of a seal, whale, or other aquatic mammal, adapted for swimming.
- n. A rubber covering for the foot having a flat flexible portion that widens as it extends forward from the toes, used in swimming and diving. Also called fin1.
- n. A flat lever in a pinball machine, used to hit the ball so it stays in play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. in marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming
- n. a flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming
- n. a flat lever in a pinball machine, used to keep the ball in play
- n. A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce
- n. television remote control, clicker
- n. The hand.
- n. A kind of false tooth, usually temporary.
- v. To lift one or both flipper out of the water and slap the surface of the water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.
- n. The hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A limb used to swim with.
- n. The hand: as, give us your flipper.
- n. Part of a scene, hinged and painted on both sides, used in trick changes.
- n. A flapjack; a kind of griddle-cake.
- n. In a sawmill, a steam-operated device for flipping, upsetting, or throwing over a log, cant, or piece of timber from a set of live rolls to other rolls, or for throwing a log out of the log-slide to the log-deck preparatory to rolling it down the sloping deck to the log-loader.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
- n. the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
flip + -er (Wiktionary)